So, after two minor incidents before college involving alcohol, I was able to keep my nose clean for over 4 years with no legal issues other than a speeding ticket. After deciding to take a year off in between undergraduate and law school to work and do some volunteer work, I was cited for DWI about a week ago. Due to the specifics of the case that I won't get into here, the trial won't take place until about 6 months from now.
I have scoured over this board and the Internet to try and find someone in the same situation (I know there are several threads about DUI/DWI, but I couldn't find one that is close to my own situation). I was all set to send in my completed applications as soon as was possible and now I don't know exactly what to do. I know that I will have to disclose that I was charged even though I haven't been convicted and won't know if I will or not until after January. I'm very concerned as to what admissions boards will make of a charge like this right before I sent in an application, whether or not it is a conviction at this point.
Grades, LSAT, etc. are sufficient I think to get into my target schools and I'm afraid an issue like this would be enough for someone to say no since it just happened.
Any insight or advice would be much appreciated.